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Black Mountain College and Merce Cunningham in the fifties: New perspectives

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Title
Black Mountain College and Merce Cunningham in the fifties: New perspectives
Names
Siegel, Marcia B (Moderator)
Plett, Nicole (Speaker)
McCarthy, Rhythm (Speaker)
Snyder, Allegra Fuller (Speaker)
Dance Critics Association (U.S.) (Sponsor)
Russell Sage College (Event place)
Collection

Black Mountain College and Merce Cunningham in the fifties: New perspectives

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1993-10-10
Table of Contents
Program begins approx. 3 min. into tape. Session 2: Paper presentations and discussion. Moderator: Marcia B. Siegel. Nicole Plett: Restaging the Bauhaus: experimental traditions at Black Mountain College, 1936-1938 (approx. 25 min.). Discussion of the achievements of Xanti (Alexander) Schawinsky, a former member of the Bauhaus theater workshop, who initiated the experimental tradition at Black Mountain. Includes background on the Bauhaus, particularly the theatrical works of Oskar Schlemmer and Kurt Schmidt. -- Rhythm McCarthy: Dance at Black Mountain College, 1941-1952: Elsa Kahl, Elizabeth Jennerjahn, and Katherine Litz (approx. 20 min.). Discussion of the contributions of three dance faculty members. -- Allegra Fuller Snyder: A young dancer's view of Merce Cunningham - 1948 and after (approx. 28 min.). A reminiscence of Snyder's father, Buckminster Fuller, and his interactions with Cunningham, Cage, and others at Black Mountain College, and Snyder's own youthful observations of Cunningham's dancing.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 5390
Shelf locator: *MGZIA 4-1727 cassette 8 (former)
Topics
Cunningham, Merce
Cage, John
Schawinsky, Xanti, 1904-1979
Schmidt, Kurt, 1901-1991
Schlemmer, Oskar, 1888-1943
Kahl, Elsa
Jennerjahn, Elizabeth
Litz, Katherine, -1978
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)
Bauhaus
Bauhaus Ballet (Company)
Black Mountain College and Merce Cunningham in the fifties: New perspectives (1993 : Russell Sage College)
Genres
Panel discussions
Notes
Content: Part of an eight-cassette documentation of a symposium held at Russell Sage College, Troy, New York, from October 9-10, 1993. Sponsored by Russell Sage College and the Dance Critics Association. Cassette 8 was recorded on October 10, 1993.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (76 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY946051074-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175945
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d2593580-792a-0134-df8d-00505686a51c
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  • 2018: Digitized
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Black Mountain College and Merce Cunningham in the fifties" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1993. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d2b1b060-aa1f-0133-0a47-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Black Mountain College and Merce Cunningham in the fifties" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 22, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d2b1b060-aa1f-0133-0a47-60f81dd2b63c

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1993). Black Mountain College and Merce Cunningham in the fifties Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d2b1b060-aa1f-0133-0a47-60f81dd2b63c

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Black Mountain College and Merce Cunningham in the fifties